Someone broke into the ranger state at Palomar Mountain State Park on Saturday-Sunday between 8:30 p.m.–7 a.m. According Ranger Jessica Murany, "Somebody cut the locks and took two chainsaws, three weed eaters, two gas trimmers all valuing $4,547 all Stihl brand and in good working order."
This equipment was important to the rangers because it was used to maintain the state park's trails, which are the park's biggest recreational attraction. It will take up to five years to replace the equipment.
The rangers have put out "be on the look-out" bulletins to several different counties, various swap meets and are working with pawn shops, Craigslist and Ebay to try to locate the stolen goods.